There are a number of recipes this time of year that call for apples that are peeled, cored and sliced or chopped. You’ll be making applesauce, apple pie and apple crumble in no time. Here’s how to do it.
1. Start by peeling off the top and bottom of your apple. This gives you a good start and end point for the rest of your peeling process and helps stabilize the apple by creating a flat bottom.
2. Make your way around the apple, peeling away from your body for safety, until the entire apple is peeled.
3. Discard the skin of the apple. You now have a perfectly peeled apple that is ready to be cut.
4. Cut across the apple on either side of the stem, avoiding the core.
5. Lay the center of the apple onto the cutting board to create a flat surface and cut around the core.
6. Discard the core. The apples can be sliced or chopped, flat side down, according to your recipe.